Party Earth Review Boasting more than ninety tropical drinks and lots of positive energy, Tiki-Ti is a Hawaiian-themed hole in the wall catering to a motley mix of grizzled regulars, LA Dodgers fans, and hipsters. Patrons stepping into this... ... read full review
4427 West Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Red Line: Vermont/Sunset
Los Feliz / Atwater Village, Los Angeles –
Boasting more than ninety tropical drinks and lots of positive energy, Tiki-Ti is a Hawaiian-themed hole in the wall catering to a motley mix of grizzled regulars, LA Dodgers fans, and hipsters.
Patrons stepping into this shoe box of a dive will find only a couple of small tables and barely a dozen stools on which to perch, but what Tiki-Ti lacks in space it makes up for in charmingly tacky décor, with enough Polynesian knickknacks and tiki masks to decorate three much larger bars.
Loyal regulars straight from a baseball game or just out barhopping – and perhaps hoping to earn a coveted name card on the “Patrons of Rare Character” wall – drop in and out throughout the night, attracted by the universally strong concoctions created via secret recipe by the father and son bartenders/owners.
A sprinkling of kitsch-loving hipsters is usually on hand, drawn not only by the décor, but also for the show, when ordering drinks like the Uga Booga whips the crowd into a frenzied chant of “Uga Booga” until the drink is served.
For customers who just can’t decide on a drink, there’s a cocktail roulette wheel to help them choose their poisons.
Although the mix of Margaritaville residents and Los Feliz/Silver Lake hipsters may seem like a strange stew, Tiki Ti’s cheerfully authentic vibe pulls it all together into a delicious night out.
Diverse range from long-time regulars to hipsters, as well as post-Dodgers game folks, 20s to 50s.
Ambient music of mostly surf and yacht rock. TVs.
Video drink menu. Cocktail roulette wheel helps patrons choose drinks. Smoking allowed inside. Cash only. ATM machine on premises. No beer or wine served.
Mostly t-shirts and jeans for both guys and gals, with the occasional Hawaiian shirt.
Fridays and Saturdays for the biggest out-the-door crowd, or any late afternoon to hang with the regulars.
Good Luck Bar (1514 Hillhurst Avenue) is another theme bar that attracts the same hip clientele of Tiki-Ti and also offers beer and wine.